San Benito man racks up extra charge for overflowing jail cell toilet

A San Benito man was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

On Wednesday, a man driving black F-150 was pulled over by San Benito police for ignoring a red light at the corner of Stenger Street and Freddy Fender Lane.

While the officer was conducting the traffic stop, he smelled alcohol coming from the driver TMs breath.

When asked for his identification, the man told the officer his name was Jose Muniz, but did not have any form of identification or proof of insurance on him.

Muniz told the officer that he was driving a truck that did not belong to him.

After the officers conducted sobriety tests, they arrested Muniz for allegedly appearing intoxicated.

Muniz gave a different name each time he was asked for his name at the police station.

The officer contacted the owner of the vehicle and found out the driver was Carlos Quintero.

The 52-year-old was then charged with failure to identify.

Quintero was notably upset with the situation and allegedly began yelling profanities at the officer.

When he was placed into his jail cell, Quintero allegedly flushed the cell toilet and left the lever down causing the cells to become flooded.

Quintero is being charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to identify, and criminal mischief for flooding the jail cells.

His bond is set at $30,000.

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